[This is a reprint of a column which originally appeared in the December 12, 2002, issue of Hellnotes.]
Edgar Allan Poe came into the world in Boston on January 19, 1809. Orphaned before he was three, he went to live in Richmond, Va., with foster parents, John and Frances Allan. Poe received his education in Scotland, England, and Virginia, where his studies focused on the classics. He spent some time in the Army and later briefly attended West Point. In 1836, he married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm, who died in 1847.
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